Link between H5N1 in UK and recent outbreaks in Hungary is investigated

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:335
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The UK government is investigating what may have caused the outbreak of avian influenza at a turkey farm in Suffolk, after preliminary scientific tests showed that the H5N1 virus involved may be related to recent outbreaks in Hungary.

    The Food Standards Agency, an independent watchdog on food, said: “One possible cause of the outbreak in Suffolk is poultry meat imported from Hungary. Officials from the Food Standards Agency and the Meat Hygiene Service are therefore working at the Bernard Matthews factory at Upper Holton Farm, Suffolk [the farm suffering the …

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